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Elmore

Town or City: Elmore
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM5824

Value of grant: £287.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2012

UKNIWM reference number: 29991

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Elmore war memorial © Elmore Parish Council, 2012Elmore war memorial is located on the village green. The wheel cross tops a tapered column which stands on a plinth, which is on a two-stepped concrete base. A chain fence surrounds the memorial.

In March 2012 a grant of £287 was offered towards repairs to the stonework. This included cutting out of damaged sections of stone Elmore war memorial before works © Elmore Parish Council, 2012using hand tools to create indents for the insertion of matching stone. The concrete base of the memorial was also damaged, so these sections were cut away and replaced with concrete which Elmore war memorial repairs © Elmore Parish Council, 2012matched the existing as closely as possible. Finally, the chainlink fence was protected with SmartWater. All bedding and pointing was carried out with lime mortar.

The stonework had been damaged by frost, the condition of which had worsened when water seeps into the jointing and causes the stone to fracture.

The memorial was funded through public subscription and dedicated on 2nd October 1921.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM5824
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 29991

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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